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Holy Shit Batman!!
The Gadfly has said it many a time before and will state it again -- as long as the Republican party continues to allow monsters like this guy to run under the umbrella of the GOP party and platform and get elected and become a welcomed member of their caucus, The Gadfly cannot in any sense of a decent conscience ever cast a vote for a Republican.
Observe their latest Frankenstein candidate:
One of the Republican candidates trying to unseat Lindsey Graham is doing what he can to see that Graham keeps his seat in the Senate. Det Bowers says it’s women’s fault that divorces occur, even when men are unfaithful.
During a sermon on the Book of Peter delivered at the Christ Church of the Carolinas, Bowers said it was an “abominable idolatry” when wives love their children more than their husbands, arguing that’s what causes divorces most of the time. He added that in the “vast preponderance” of situations where men are adulterous, women are to blame because they have showered too much emotion on their children instead of their husbands.
“And yet, I find that in about 95 percent of broken marriages, though the husband’s the one that ran out on his wife, the wife loves her children more than she does her husband,” Bowers said in an audio recording obtained by POLITICO. “That is an abominable idolatry.”
Bowers added, his voice rising: “Do you hear me ladies? It is an abominable idolatry to love your children more than you love your husband, and it will ruin your marriage. And yet you blame it on him because he ran off with some other woman! He did run off with some other woman, and you packed his bags. All of his emotional bags, you packed for him. Is that true in every case? No, but it’s true in the vast preponderance of them."
“You just ran him off. You paid more attention to your children than you did to him,” he said. “‘Oh, he doesn’t need me?’ He needs you more than they do. He chose you, they didn’t. An abominable idolatry."http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/02/04/pastor-joins-crowded-gop-race-to-unseat-lindsey-graham/
How any woman of sane mind and sound manner could ever cast a vote for someone who harbors such hideous beliefs is eons beyond The Gadfly's comprehension.
Apparently this weirdo was a Democrat many years ago who once worked on Michael Dukakis' presidential campaign back in 1988. But a few years later he "found" God (or perhaps God's evil twin) and became a holier-than-thou, fire-breathing pastor who now finds himself and his views more aligned with the right wing Tea Partiers.
And quite honestly, with the kind of views about marriage and women which he is expressing here, he really is a perfect fit among that bunch and he ought to fare quite well in the state of South Carolina, where the general electorate seems to have collectively lost it's marbles when it comes to politics and determining what caliber of people are worthy of elected office.
Honestly though dear readers, it just simply astounds The Gadfly's sensibilities to no end just knowing that, here in the 21st century, there are still people running around spouting such primitive nonsense like this. Even more astounding is that they have managed to construct a formidable political movement (Tea Party) around these barbarous and repulsive views.
The Gadfly was beginning to think, after the events of the past week, that the conservative movement could not sink much lower when they rallied around the lying, law-breaking, seditionist welfare cowboy Cliven Bundy. But The Gadfly feels compelled to admit that he was wrong - for The Gadfly neglected to adhere to the cardinal rule when it comes to dealing with today's conservatives and the Tea Party loons -- never underestimate their ability to immerse themselves ever deeper in to their self-manufactured morass of insanity, pious meanness, moral disgrace, and pitiful world of persecution complex victimhood.
And as much as The Gadfly loathes this guy Bowers' opponent, that smug little weasel Lindsay Graham, The Gadfly would happily chair a get out the vote campaign on behalf of ol' Lindsay just to keep this Bowers asshole from getting his Taliban-inspired freak on in the halls of the U.S. Senate.